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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2013, 01:46:36 pm »
Didn't Jughead redo someone's ESA a while back, maybe he can give you pointers?
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Re: R1200 GS Low Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2013, 01:47:53 pm »
I have taken a look at some photos of my bike fully loaded, and tried to find one at the same angle as yours. Seems as though you bike is slightly lower than mine. Even though mine is the full spec 2009 Adventure, I don't see why the suspension should be any different.

Mine also picks up/drops markably when i change the suspention setings, and the dampening differences are also felt on roads that make it work

This being said, some where on the forum I read that the ESA might build up a memory if left in the same setting permanently. Then it doesn't make the marked height adjustment. Solution was given to take it to BMW and have the ESA reset. Don't however know how true this is, has never happened to me. Then however, I play with the setting a lot

This sound quite interesting..... where besides BMW Atantic....where could i get this checked out & confirm if a memory has been kept & then how/who can set it??
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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2013, 01:50:12 pm »
Can't it be reset with a GS911?
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Re: R1200 GS Low Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2013, 02:17:41 pm »
I have taken a look at some photos of my bike fully loaded, and tried to find one at the same angle as yours. Seems as though you bike is slightly lower than mine. Even though mine is the full spec 2009 Adventure, I don't see why the suspension should be any different.

Mine also picks up/drops markably when i change the suspention setings, and the dampening differences are also felt on roads that make it work

This being said, some where on the forum I read that the ESA might build up a memory if left in the same setting permanently. Then it doesn't make the marked height adjustment. Solution was given to take it to BMW and have the ESA reset. Don't however know how true this is, has never happened to me. Then however, I play with the setting a lot

This sound quite interesting..... where besides BMW Atantic....where could i get this checked out & confirm if a memory has been kept & then how/who can set it??

That i can't help with, hopefully someone can. Always sad to realize that the dealers cant help with some problems that we experience with their products.

But now, stop changing the subject and get to the real question :peepwall:

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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2013, 02:49:49 pm »
S - you might want to ask Shane Hoskins at Helderberg Yamaha in Paarden Eiland.

Maybe pop in during the day and ask his advice - its mos lekker close to your work ?



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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2013, 03:11:25 pm »
Hi
Shaun,I have the base model,also lower spec.took it to MP in montague gardens.
As he explained,to get he the lower height, the suspension is shorter with a high rated spring.
Giving the lower ride height.
 

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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2013, 03:12:00 pm »
Hi
Shaun,I have the base model,also lower spec.took it to MP in montague gardens.
As he explained,to get he the lower height, the suspension is shorter with a high rated spring.
Giving the lower ride height.
 

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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2013, 06:21:45 pm »
S - you might want to ask Shane Hoskins at Helderberg Yamaha in Paarden Eiland.

Maybe pop in during the day and ask his advice - its mos lekker close to your work ?





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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2013, 06:41:55 pm »
Surely the VIN # on the BMW system will tell you what spec it is? If it is low suspension it was more than likely specced and ordered this way. Check this first. Then consider the expertise of one of the suspension gurus in your area ... Martin Paetzold MP, as has been qouted above ... this seems to be the answer to your problem to me.  ::)
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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2013, 07:34:33 pm »
You can always fit WP, then you won't have to worry about it again  :biggrin:

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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2013, 08:06:53 pm »
S - you might want to ask Shane Hoskins at Helderberg Yamaha in Paarden Eiland.

Maybe pop in during the day and ask his advice - its mos lekker close to your work ?


W - Thanks for that..... I will most defiantly do just that. We're going into work with the cage tomorrow....so I'll have to make a plan early next week. All of a sudden.....I think I will have "some purchasing to do (for work) in P/Eiland" next week..... ::) ::) ::) :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: Will just have to go by bike to do that purchasing  >:D ::) ;D ;D ;D
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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2013, 08:14:58 pm »
Surely the VIN # on the BMW system will tell you what spec it is? If it is low suspension it was more than likely specced and ordered this way. Check this first. Then consider the expertise of one of the suspension gurus in your area ... Martin Paetzold MP, as has been qouted above ... this seems to be the answer to your problem to me.  ::)

Check the VIN number.....good point :thumleft: Now I can't help but ask the question.....why did BMW Atlantic not suggest that....or any other useful comment like some of you guys have kindly done here in this thread :patch:

Please..... I want to make it very clear, before anybody makes any comments to say I am...... I am not trying to put BMW Atlantic in any bad light here.... it's just that from the experience/assistance/advice I received when I was there, didn't @ all put me @ ease to leave my bike there without being explained any of the stuff/suggestions/options/etc.....that have been done so by you guys.

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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2013, 08:59:41 pm »
BTW.... is there perhaps a website that I could perhaps get on to.... to check up any details of my bike, via it's VIN??
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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2013, 09:03:39 pm »
On the pic the bike looks normal to me, but it is difficult to say.  The lean angle of the lower GS, on sidestand is different due to the stand being the same lenth.

ESA Damping:  You can change between comfort, normal and sport on the fly.
ESA Pre-Load:  Bike needs to idle with nobody on it to change between the 5 settings.
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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2013, 09:55:00 pm »
On the pic the bike looks normal to me, but it is difficult to say.  The lean angle of the lower GS, on sidestand is different due to the stand being the same lenth.

ESA Damping:  You can change between comfort, normal and sport on the fly.
ESA Pre-Load:  Bike needs to idle with nobody on it to change between the 5 settings.

As mentioned earlier.... been through & tried all of that....but with no luck.
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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2013, 06:58:10 am »
ESA Pre-Load:  Bike needs to idle with nobody on it to change between the 5 settings.

Do you know if this changed for the 2010 models? Mine changes as long as the bike is stationary - with me sitting on it I mean?

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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2013, 10:04:12 am »
Did you ask the robot?
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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2013, 10:06:46 am »
BTW.... is there perhaps a website that I could perhaps get on to.... to check up any details of my bike, via it's VIN??


http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi

http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
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Re: R1200 GS Low "Suspension" Spec - Advice Please
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2013, 10:17:47 am »
I think these will only give basic production dates and models - BMW SA should be able to pick up on their system the VIN and then the specific spec that was ordered. Not rocket science and a reasonable expectation for a dealer purchased used bike.  :3some:
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